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Memorial Day Forecast

By: NWRGeek, 1:49 PM GMT on May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day to all. As we enjoy this day off as the unofficial start of summer, firstly I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to all of the veterans who have served for this country in the past and those soldiers who serve now for defending our freedoms, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I remember my late great-grandfather, who was a radio man in I believe World War II, who passed away in 2011 who I still miss a lot. So think about the reason many of us have today off - to honor those who serve and have served and especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, NOT to get an early start onto your vacation and cookout season.
Anyways, it looks to be the pick of the weekend today. After a crummy weekend today will be a significant warmup. Skies will be sunny regionwide with highs generally in the upper 60s, with mid 60s in the higher elevations of southwest New Hampshire, southern Vermont and western Massachusetts as well as the immediate Gloucester area in eastern Massachusetts. Expect highs to be in the lower 70s in the I-91 corridor of western Massachusetts and the Concord, NH area as well as the mid 70s across the Merrimack Valley from about Manchester, NH southward, including much of Hillsborough, far southern Rockingham, northern Middlesex and northern Essex counties. Winds will be northwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts of 10 to 20 mph mid day--15 to 25 mph in the higher elevations as well as in northern areas. Looking ahead tomorrow seems to be nice with highs in the mid to upper 70s with slightly less wind and similar sky cover. Wednesday there's a low chance of severe storms as a warm front moves through with highs again in the mid 70s and cloudy skies, with general showers and storms more likely. Make sure your air conditioning is in by Wednesday night because highs Thursday through Saturday will be in the lower 90s with lows higher than 65 -- in the upper 60s and lower 70s -- expected.


After Backdoor Cold Front Yesterday, Nice Weekend on Par

By: NWRGeek, 3:49 PM GMT on May 03, 2013

Good morning! After a nice day yesterday with highs easily reaching the upper 70s and lower 80s across most of the area before a backdoor cold front moved through mid-afternoon yesterday quickly dropping temperatures to as low as the upper 40s. The effects of that front are still being felt today as the eastern areas--as far east as central Massachusetts and easily most of southern New Hampshire--will only reach the lower 60s with higher elevations seeing the upper 50s for highs today. The coastline will see the worst of the remnants with highs in the lower 50s, with a few locales struggling to see 55. However, western Massachusetts and southern Vermont will see highs generally in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Central and west-central New Hampshire including Concord will likely see highs in the mid to upper 60s today. Skies will be generally mostly sunny today across the region, with east winds at 5 to 15 mph in the interior and east winds 10 to 20 mph near the coast.

We'll rebound this weekend* with highs in the lower 70s ruling most of the region tomorrow, with highs in the upper 60s in the higher elevations, along with sunny skies.

*Unless you're at the coast, where the sunny skies will still be there but highs will be in the mid to upper 50s tomorrow. Yeah, the coast just stinks this time of year.

The whole area will see light northeast winds tomorrow, which will become around 5 to 10 mph, with northeast 5 to 15 mph expected at the coast. Yes, the coast is terribly cooler during the spring. Thanks seabreeze.

Sunday will feature highs in the lower to mid 70s in the interior and mid 70s across parts of southern Vermont. Higher elevations in central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire will see highs in the upper 60s and the coast will see highs around 60 at the immediate coast and highs in the lower 60s just away from the coast. Sunny skies will be over the region, with only an isolated cloud or two possible. The region will see light winds. Even at the coast. But Sunday evening, we'll see 5 to 10 mph southeast winds in the interior and southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph along the coast.

No rain is in sight until at least Tuesday where there's a chance of rain across southern Vermont and western Massachusetts..but only at 10%. An elevated rain chance is coming next Wednesday but not as much. The lack of rain, along with gusty winds and relative humidity of 30 to 40 percent, will cause an elevated brush fire danger. Fire officials discourage open burning! The majority of wildland fires are due to escaped fires from open burning by homeowners. All open burning needs a permit. In addition you should clear the area around a pile of all flammable material, never leave the fire unattended, have a hose and tools such as a shovel or rake on hand, burn only natural vegatative material, and if things get out of control immediately call 911.

Have a great weekend!

Updated: 3:50 PM GMT on May 03, 2013


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